Franklin Cider Mill, Franklin Village, Michigan

Historic Franklin Cider Mill

Every fall Detroit area residents can treat themselves to a visit to the historic Franklin Cider Mill in Franklin Village on the corner of 14 Mile and Franklin Roads. There's nothing like a cup of hot cider and couple of warm freshly-made donuts. Freshly squeezed cider, fresh-baked apple pies and other delicious fall apple delicacies are also available. We made our first fall visit today, and my daughter Sarah took the pictures. You can learn a bit about the history of the mill from her pictures below.

Franklin Cider Mill

The Origin of Fanklin Cider Mill--1837

Rouge River, Main Branch

Mallards hang out on the river hoping for a bite of a fresh-cooked donut

Entrance to the room housing the original but no longer functional water wheel that powered the grist mill.

The apple press, unfortunately, was not operating during our visit.

Nothing like a warm donut from Franklin Cider Mill!

Franklin Cider Mill

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